Car rentals in Peru: All you need to know
A Peru car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Maine has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Peru. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a great deal on a car rental in Peru?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, you can remember a couple things to keep your upcoming booking affordable. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Peru rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Peru?
From global names like National and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Peru?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Peru. If you're having trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Great for families or groups who need a comfortable ride and to fit in all their luggage||Ford Explorer, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||For trips where everyone needs room their bags||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Peru?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Peru is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category cars. Go through the terms to figure out what any additional fees will be before you book your vehicle.
Does Peru require rental car insurance?
Insurance is always required, wherever you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, these policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it is required, you can just add it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out choice. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Peru.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Peru and maybe even the rest of Maine offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Peru. Read the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items before you leave the lot on your Peru adventure. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Peru rental car today
When you reserve with CarRentals.com, you know you can depend on a grand vehicle that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your ideal Peru rental car. See you out here.